Synopses & Reviews
Rhodes surveys the history and reception of outsider art--that done by self-taught, untrained visionaries and first championed by the Surrealists--and provides insight into the achievements of both major figures and newly discovered artists. 188 illustrations, 75 in color.
Surveys the history and reception of outsider art, work produced outside the mainstream of modern Western art. From the spirit-guided Madge Gill to the schizophrenic Adolph Wolfli, the book explores how these individuals passionately and obsessively explore the pictorial expression of their vision.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index.
Table of Contents
Art brut -- Art by the insane -- Alternative worlds -- Self-taught visionaries -- Other positions.